Portales past: June 3, 1941

June 3, 1941: The Portales Daily News reported that Will Bates of Pep had become a father — for the 19th time. Lloyd Travis Bates was born May 26.

Portales Past: May 28, 1950

May 28, 1950: The Roosevelt County community of Lingo was home to 188 registered voters, up from 185 in 1948, County Clerk B.A. Cook reported. Registered voters in Elida had dropped from 735 to 505 in the past two years.

Portales Past: May 27, 1955

May 27, 1955: News from Causey, as reported in The Portales Valley News: “Ben Fuller’s well is not finished yet. Buster Blakey’s wasn’t any good. I haven’t heard how Fletcher Judah’s pumped out. We all hope that these irrigation wells turn out good,” Sue Duncan reported.

Portales Past: May 20, 1960

May 20, 1960: Rural residents were being invaded by Miller moths. Residents reported they were leaving lights and television sets off at night in efforts to keep the Millers away.

Portales Past: May 2, 1910

May 2, 1910: The Roosevelt County Herald reported Portales was installing “a very comprehensive system of water works, sewers and electric lights,” and also working to build cement walks. Another city need was for more trees, which would “doubtless be fixed as soon as the city is able to supply water.”

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April 20 At 3:30 p.m. a caller reported an accident involving a pickup and an SUV, which had rolled over. Officers were dispatched. At 4 p.m. an Eastern New Mexico University police officer requested backup at the 1300 block of West First, as subjects were throwing beer bottles at the officer. At 6:17 p.m. a […]

Portales Past: April 14, 1910

April 14, 1910: Portales Sanitarium reported it was equipped to give Turkish baths, shower baths and plunge baths — all capable of stimulating the nervous system to ward off all forms of rheumatism, nervous diseases and kidney ills.

Portales Past: April 5, 1945

April 5, 1945: Sgt. Joseph W. Copeland of Causey had been awarded a Silver Star for voluntarily subjecting himself to a concentration of German artillery fire, The Portales Daily News reported. Copeland was wounded in the leg, the story reported, during construction of a road block.

Portales Past: March 8, 1960

March 8, 1960: The Portales News-Tribune reported on two lost dogs. Jane Lee’s “small, brown dog” would answer to the name of “Mim” if located. The Rev. Grady McCullough was looking for a “fuzzy puppy” the paper said he “claims is a cross between a Chihuahua and a collie.” The front-page story provided phone numbers […]

Feb. 8, 1976

Three building permits totaling $39,790 were applied for during the month of January in the City of Portales, the Portales News-Tribune reported.

Multiple burglaries reported in Portales

PNT staff report Portales had a string of burglaries this week, according to information from Portales Police Department. Police don’t believe all the incidents are related. According to police: • Unknown subjects took items Monday from a residence in the 900 block of East Second Street. No one was home. • A big-screen TV was […]

Holiday crimes down

PNT staff Christmas holiday crimes were down this year in Roosevelt County and Portales. Portales police reported 14 cases between Dec. 23 through Dec. 28, which is less than half of 2008’s numbers for that period. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said the department had one criminal damage report. “It was a chain link […]

Police: Homicide witness changes story

Freedom New Mexico Investigators say a woman who reported finding the body of Clovis’ latest homicide victim staged the discovery hours later and was actually in the apartment when he was shot. Sometime around midnight Monday or early Tuesday, Jeraldine McCoy told police she heard a gunshot in a back bedroom of her apartment at […]

Handful of accidents reported in Portales

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By Sharna Johnson and Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Clovis police responded to 35 weather-related crashes in the city Thursday in a little more than two hours. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the accident calls started coming in just after 7 a.m. and continued until nearly 10 a.m. Of the morning crashes, only one had a […]

Oct. 19, 1979

The Portales News-Tribune reported that showing at the Twin Tower was “A Little Romance” with Laurence Oliver. Show times were 7:15 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.

Oct. 16, 1964

The Portales News-Tribune reported that “Prayer with a Question Mark” would be the sermon subject for the morning worship service at 10:45 at the Presbyterian Church. The Chancel Choir would sing “Psalm 117” by Milan Kaderavek, with Donald Paschke directing and Jane Scott as organist.

Sept. 28, 1954

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Sept. 26, 1969

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Sept. 24, 1967

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